The Summer of Long Knives In the summer of the racial and political climate in Munich are growing tense and Kommisar Rolf Wundt and his wife Klara are increasingly desperate to leave Nazi Germany while they still can Bu

  • Title: The Summer of Long Knives
  • Author: JimSnowden
  • ISBN: 9781620151532
  • Page: 163
  • Format: Paperback
  • In the summer of 1936, the racial and political climate in Munich are growing tense, and Kommisar Rolf Wundt and his wife Klara are increasingly desperate to leave Nazi Germany while they still can But when a member of the League of German Girls is found brutally murdered and posed in the yard of a dilapidated farmhouse, Rolf s supervisor declares that they can t leave unIn the summer of 1936, the racial and political climate in Munich are growing tense, and Kommisar Rolf Wundt and his wife Klara are increasingly desperate to leave Nazi Germany while they still can But when a member of the League of German Girls is found brutally murdered and posed in the yard of a dilapidated farmhouse, Rolf s supervisor declares that they can t leave until he s solved the case Rolf s investigation leads him from the depths of the underground Communist movement to the heights of Germany s elite Nazi society, exposing the cracks in Germany s so called unified society as well as the unspoken tensions in Rolf s complicated marriage Ultimately, long buried secrets and overwhelming evidence are laid bare, but how can Rolf bring the killer to justice in a country devoid of justice And how can he protect himself, his wife, and his former lover from the barbarism of a corrupt and power hungry government

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    1. Please note: I was going to rate this book 3 stars, yet because of a spiteful and totally undeserved 1-star review on that bears no facts and no sense, I have decided to give this book 5 stars to make up for this injustice.The basic story of this novel is great.A young BDM-girl has been brutally murdered. The investigating Kommissar is skilled and dedicated, yet the fusing of the KRIPO with the Gestapo has made it rather impossible to solve crimes, especially when the suspect is an "honorable" [...]

    2. It's a great read. I couldn't put it down over the last 150 or so pages. A very powerful story from many perspectives: plot, character interactions, surprises, humor, word choices, literary references. Plus a well-presented and quite plausible visit with Goering and Hitler in their personal lairs and the opportunity to gain greater understanding of the conflicts between the various Nazi thugs. Even with each other, they were really hateful people.

    3. In the summer of 1936, the racial and political climate in Munich are growing tense, and Kommisar Rolf Wundt and his wife Klara are increasingly desperate to leave Nazi Germany while they still can. But when a member of the League of German Girls is found brutally murdered and posed in the yard of a dilapidated farmhouse, Rolf’s supervisor declares that they can’t leave until he’s solved the case.The numerous outstanding features making this novel a must read are plenty. Snowden does a won [...]

    4. As a newbie, I feel Imust explain the few titles I have intially added to my bookshelf. They are all, in one way or another, related to the year 1936 and in particular to developments in Germany. The reason for this focus is the fact that my current work-in-progress as a writer is a story in that setting. And so it has been instructive to read novels which were written during that time. Actually more than instructive it was a true joy to discover belatedly the work of Dorothy L. Sayers.I have a [...]

    5. What I liked about this novel is the mystery and although it veered towards horror, it was gripping. The political history was very good, well researched and described Hitler and his henchmen perfectly.What I didn't like about this novel is all the American vernacular, the American tone of the writing, the errors in social history, interaction and dialogue between the characters that made it hard to believe this story was occuring in 1936 Germany. This is its biggest fault. The dark, brooding Na [...]

    6. This book drew me to it most of all because of the setting in which it takes place. Munich, 1936. The Nazi Party was in power. Kommisar Rolf and his wife desperately want to leave Germany for safer ground. Their politics will only make them targets for those in charge. Already Rolf's wife, a once respected psychiatrist, is out of her job because of politics and her gender. Soon, the Gestapo will be taking over the police force, and where would that leave Rolf?With pressure from his wife who desp [...]

    7. Set in Munich three years after the Nazis assumed power in Germany, The Summer of Long Knives by Jim Snowden is a wonderfully tense murder mystery crackling with political and personal intrigue, and filled with small details that bring the period to vivid life. When Kommisar Rolf Wundt is called to the scene of brutal murder, he finds a dead German girl with an ambiguous but — given the time and Nazi policy — politically charged phrase carved into her skin. Is the killer a Jew calling his pe [...]

    8. Kommisar Rolf Wundt is ready to leave Germany. His political views make him a potential target in spite of having made a name for himself in solving the Dresden Vampire case. To that end, he and his wife have been working to obtain a visa that will allow them to settle elsewhere when another murder shocks the local community. A young girl - a member of the League of German Girls - has been killed, her body carved with a message whose meaning so far eludes investigators. Rolf's boss has requested [...]

    9. Definitely not a book I would have picked up at the book store because it's just not a genre I can really get into. Surprisingly though, I had a hard time putting this book down because you start off immediately with the murder of a young girl and the story ramps from there. What little I know of this era comes from The Diary of Anne Frank and a few documentaries I watched in school, so I did have a hard time really understanding the actions of some of the book characters. So when it comes to ho [...]

    10. I received an advanced copy of this book for review. I love a good murder mystery, and this story did not let me down. The premise of the story takes place in 1936 in Munich during Hitler's rise of power. The story revolves around a Kommisar Wundt, a well respected detective known for his skills in tracking serial killers and criminals. When a young girl is brutally murdered, and her mutilated body left on a farm outside of town, the Kommisar is called in to investigate.The author does an excell [...]

    11. A killer is on the loose in Munich and Kommisar Rolf Wundt is tasked with finding the culprit. Of course in 1936 Germany, plenty of people are being murdered and going missing, but the victims are young women of ideal German stock. When the hierarchy of the police structure becomes more complex with the interference of the SS, Rolf finds it difficult to do his job properly. This is a very cerebral novel, and for a good part of the book not much happens other than witnessing Rolf’s mental proce [...]

    12. I wasn't sure what to expect with this book but I really enjoyed reading it. The writing was very good, the story complex and very interesting. I have read a lot about Nazi Germany but this story of a police officer trying to do his job the right way, not the Party way, provided a very different perspective. The book also discusses how the general population went along with Hitler and his cronies, and what happened if you were different.I definitely recommend this book.I won this book in a give [...]

    13. Different setting for a serial murder storyThis serial murder/police procedural takes place in Nazi Germany in the 1930's, so we have a mix of honest detectives trying to solve a serial killer case, with the SS and the Gestapo involving themselves and trying pin the murders on Jews, because that's what they do. It'll take involvement from the highest levels of the Third Reich to catch the serial killer. Traditional historical bad guys become good guys, well sort of. Good characters and plot twis [...]

    14. Most of the 1930s Germany books I've read have come from the standpoint of the typically persecuted. But that this was from the standpoint of a German policemen made for a very interesting and different murder mystery. I was impressed with the different stories the author weaved together and the struggles for the Germans who did not agree with the insanity of Hitler and his moronic followers.

    15. This murder mystery set in Germany 1930's draws you into the era of Nazi Germany. Communist underground, Nazi society,how can a police detective solve a murder. Take the journey with him. His job, his life, his survival. I recieved a free copy from .

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